The NOMMO Awards Announce their 2018 Nominees |

The NOMMO Awards Announce their 2018 Nominees

The African Speculative Fiction Society have announced their shortlists, including The Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African and the shortlists for Nommos in the Novella, Short Story, and Graphic Novel categories. We’re pleased to report that two Publishing titles, Binti: Home and The Murders of Molly Southbourne, have been included.

Click through to see the shortlists, and congratulations to all the nominees!



Short Story

  • “On the Other Side of the Sea,” Nerine Dorman
  • “A Door Ajar, ” Sibongile Fisher
  • “Read Before Use,” Chinelo Onwualu
  • “Snake Story,” Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • “The Regression Test,” Wole Talabi

Graphic Novel

The Nommos are named for a pair of twins in Dogon cosmology who can take a variety of forms, including appearing on land as fish who walk on their tails. You can find more information on the awards over at the ASFS site!


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